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Tuesday Weld

Highest Rated:   100% Pretty Poison (1968)
Lowest Rated:   14% Feeling Minnesota (1996)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
A leading teen ingénue of the 1950s and 1960s, Tuesday Weld later emerged as one of the more intriguing actresses in Hollywood, delivering a string of well-received performances in the kinds of offbeat and idiosyncratic projects rarely visited by performers of her beauty and glamour. Born Susan Weld August 27, 1943, in New York City, the name "Tuesday" was an extension of a girlhood nickname, "Tu-Tu." She began working as a child model at age four to help support her family after the death of her father, quickly moving from mail-order catalogues to television commercials. She made her film debut in 1963's Rock, Rock, Rock before understudying in Broadway's 1957 production of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Upon signing a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox, Weld was labeled by the press as "Fox's answer to Sandra Dee," but after just one film, 1959's Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!, the studio dropped her.Weld shot to prominence through her work in the television comedy The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which premiered in 1959. That same year she appeared on the silver screen opposite Danny Kaye in The Five Pennies, followed in 1960 by the campus drama Because They're Young. Also in 1960, Weld began appearing under schlockmeister Albert Zugsmith, first in Sex Kittens Go to College and later in the following year's The Private Lives of Adam and Eve. Successive roles in Return to Peyton Place and the Elvis Presley vehicle Wild in the Country further crippled her attempts to mount a serious acting career, although her turn in the 1962 Frank Tashlin comedy Bachelor Flat showed signs of life. Weld then turned down the seemingly tailor-made title role in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita in order to study her craft at the Actors' Studio, and after holding her own opposite Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason in 1963's Soldier in the Rain, she announced she would no longer accept teenage roles.However, teen roles were all that continued to come Weld's way, and after a two-year absence from the screen she resurfaced in 1965's I'll Take Sweden as the young daughter of star Bob Hope. She followed with an appearance in the McQueen gambling drama The Cincinnati Kid, and in 1966 delivered her strongest performance to date in George Axelrod's little-seen satiric gem Lord Love a Duck. That same year Weld married, later giving birth to her first child. Motherhood brought a temporary halt to her career, forcing her to turn down plum assignments including Bonnie and Clyde, Cactus Flower, True Grit, and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. She returned to work in 1968's Pretty Poison, again earning strong critical notices, but after 1970's I Walk the Line, it was reported that she had moved to Britain and retired from film.The move was not permanent, for in 1971 Weld appeared in her friend Henry Jaglom's A Safe Place. After 1972's Play It As It Lays, she returned to television work, starring in the TV films Reflections of Murder and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood. In 1977, Weld appeared in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, and a year later she starred in Who'll Stop the Rain? From 1980 to 1985, Weld was married to Dudley Moore, a period during which she appeared in Michael Mann's 1981 thriller Thief and Sergio Leone's 1984 classic Once Upon a Time in America. In the latter half of the decade, however, she appeared more infrequently before the camera, with only a pair of TV-movie credits, 1986's Something in Common and Circle of Violence: A Family Drama, and a lead role in the 1988 feature Heartbreak Hotel. In the 1990s, Tuesday Weld sightings were even more rare, including only 1991's Mistress, 1993's Falling Down, and 1996's Feeling Minnesota.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Investigating Sex
  • Sasha
2002
26% Chelsea Walls
  • Greta
2001
71% Lord Love a Duck
  • Barbara Ann Greene
2000
14% Feeling Minnesota
  • Nora Clayton
1996
72% Falling Down
  • Mrs. Prendergast
1993
71% Mistress
  • Actor
1991
38% Heartbreak Hotel
  • Marie Wolfe
1988
No Score Yet Circle of Violence: A Family Drama
  • Georgia Benfield
1986
No Score Yet Something in Common
  • Shelly Grant
1986
88% Once Upon a Time in America
  • Carol
1984
No Score Yet Author! Author!
  • Gloria Travalian
1982
96% Thief
  • Jessie
1981
No Score Yet Serial
  • Kate Holroyd
1980
No Score Yet Mother and Daughter: The Loving War
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet A Question of Guilt
  • Doris Winters
1978
71% Who'll Stop the Rain
  • Marge Converse
1978
76% Looking for Mr. Goodbar
  • Katherine
1977
No Score Yet Reflections of Murder
  • Vicky
1974
No Score Yet Play It as It Lays
  • Maria Wyeth
1972
No Score Yet A Safe Place
  • Susan / Noah
1971
No Score Yet I Walk the Line
  • Alma McCain
1970
100% Pretty Poison
  • Sue Ann Stepanek
1968
85% The Cincinnati Kid
  • Christian
1965
No Score Yet I'll Take Sweden
  • JoJo Holcomb
1965
No Score Yet Soldier in the Rain
  • Bobby Jo Pepperdine
1963
No Score Yet Bachelor Flat
  • Libby Bushmill aka Libby Smith
1962
50% Wild in the Country
  • Noreen Braxton
1961
No Score Yet Return to Peyton Place
  • Selena Cross
1961
No Score Yet Sex Kittens Go to College
  • JODY
1960
No Score Yet High Time
  • Joy Elder
1960
No Score Yet Because They're Young
  • Anne Gregor
1960
No Score Yet The Five Pennies
  • Dorothy at 12 to 14
1959
25% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
  • Comfort Goodpasture
1958
No Score Yet Rock Rock Rock!
  • Dori Graham
1956
91% The Wrong Man
  • Giggly Girl
1956

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